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Genus Clostera

Prominent Moth - Clostera albosigma Apical Prominent - Clostera apicalis sigmoid prominent - Clostera albosigma Clostera inclusa Angle-lined Prominent Moth - Hodges #7896 - Clostera inclusa Drawn to porchlight - Clostera albosigma Angle-lined Prominent? - Clostera inclusa Clostera apicalis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Pygaerinae
Genus Clostera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clostera Samouelle, 1819
Ichthyura Hübner, [1819]
Melalopha Hübner, 1822
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Clostera is from Greek meaning "spindle", for the long, spindly abdomen. (1)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.